There is something special about companies that support military families. Even more extraordinary are the companies that go above and beyond to make life better for military kids. The story of how Costco and Kids Healthy Foods have gone the extra mile for this Air Force family whose daughter is battling cancer, is enough to make you run to become a Costco member so you too can purchase Kirkland Organic Juice Boxes![Read more…] about Costco and Kids Healthy Foods Impact a Military Child
Do you have a child who dreams of flying? If your aviation-loving military child will be a rising 7-12th grader this summer, you don’t want to miss the opportunity of a Delta Air Lines scholarship to attend the National Flight Academy.[Read more…] about Military Kids Scholarship for National Flight Academy
Approximately two million military children have experienced a parental deployment since 2001. While deployment is a shared reality for military children, the experience is very individual for each child. Helping children with deployment is a big job for the parent who remains at home.[Read more…] about Tips to Help Children with Deployment
Insight on deployment survival from a military spouse who has experienced several deployment separations with kids.
I’ll never forget the Summer of 2012. My husband signed his life to the Army and within a month we also found out I was pregnant. As my belly grew the time for Basic Training and AIT drew closer and I wondered if he’d be home in time for our daughter’s birth. I can happily say it all worked out, but 5½ months apart while pregnant was no walk in the park![Read more…] about Deployment Survival: Learning to Thrive
“I should write a book about that!” This was the thought I had on one of our many road trips last summer. I don’t know about you but I do my best thinking in the car! This thought was triggered by the idea that a move was on the horizon for our family. It wasn’t our first move, but I was struggling with the idea of having to go through it again.
At this time, I wasn’t a writer by any means, I mean I wrote books when I was a kid and have always thought about turning my kiddos’ imaginative stories into a book one day. [Read more…] about From Mom with an Idea to Published Author
Taking a road trip or traveling with your kids can be really challenging. I always suggest having a packing list and making sure you are prepared well in advance before your journey. The military provides a unique opportunity for military families to travel both CONUS and OCONUS.
Personally, we’ve taken advantage of bad duty stations and made them great by traveling within the local area. We’ve seen and done things I could have never imagined doing like visiting the Great Sand Dunes National Park or staring in awe at the architectural feat of building Mount Rushmore. With these journeys comes some challenges from the littlest members of my family. Kids make travel both entertaining and meaningful, while at the same time extremely stressful and anxiety-inducing.[Read more…] about Traveling with Kids Made Easy with Military Lodging
A new year is underway which means it is time to jump into scholarship season! Organizations and foundations are eager to provide funding for your military child to pursue further education. The first quarter of a new year is when most of the applications for military scholarships open and deadlines will approach quickly, so encouraging your child to be on top of each application is vital!
We hope this list of over 100 scholarships for military kids will be a help to your family. Best of luck to your soon-to-be graduate this scholarship season!